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This article applies to app versions 6, 7, and 8.

Other available versions:

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Code42 Support

Attach an archive


When you back up files to a destination, Code42 stores your backup as an archive. When you are backing up to a local destination, like an external drive, you may need to re-attach the archive to the Code42 app if you:

  • Move the archive to another drive (for example, if you upgrade to a larger drive)
  • Replace your device

In these scenarios, follow the steps below to attach the archive.


Attaching an archive only applies to local backups, not to cloud destinations like the Code42 cloud.


  1. Connect the drive containing the archive to your device.
  2. Open the Code42 app.
  3. Navigate to Backup Set Settings
  • Code42 app version 6.8.3 and later:
    1. Select Settings gear icon.
    2. Select Backup Sets.
  • Code42 app version 6.8.2 and earlier:
    1. Select Details.
    2. Select the action menu.
  1. From Destinations, choose Change.
    Select a destination
  2. Click Add A Local Destination.
  3. From your file browser, select the drive or folder containing the backup archive you would like to add.
    The GUID of the drive or folder must match the device ID of your current device. Look for the folder that matches the current device ID: for example, 948212309528060501.
  4. When prompted, click Add Backup to confirm you want to add the backup archive from the drive or folder you selected.
  5. Select the local destination from the list of available destinations.
  6. Click Save.

Next step: Download files

To download files to your device after attaching the archive, please see Download files from the Code42 app.